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Ghana captain Asamoah Gyan: We have no excuse for World Cup fiasco

Published on: 30 June 2014
Asamoah Gyan

Ghana captain Asamoah Gyan has apologized for the team’s disappointment campaign at the 2014 FIFA World Cup finals.

The Black Stars suffered two defeats and one draw to finish at the foot of the table in Group with one point.

It was the first time in three World Cup finals the Black Stars could not advance from the Group stage.

Ghana’s early elimination has been put down to the appearance fee dispute which hit camp before their final match against Group.

Players demanded they were paid US$ 100,000 before taking to field and had their wish when an amount of US$ 3 million was airlifted to the team in Brazil.

Gyan says they (players) have no excuse for failing scale over the Group stage hurdle.

"We went to a tournament to make the nation proud but things didn't happen,” Gyan said on arrival at the Kotoka International Airport in Accra on Sunday afternoon.

"All I have to say is sorry to all Ghanaians for our performance.

"I won't say it's good to be back. But we just have to just focus on our next assignment."


This article has 12 comment(s), give your comment
  • Frank Andoh says:
    July 03, 2014 06:06 pm
    I was so disappointed about Ghanaian soccer team performance, even though they did had very good prayers, but failed to show their potential, and scales due to the money problems that has brought shamed to Black's star. These is my piece of advice to Ghana national team be ready when praying USA.
  • Frank says:
    June 30, 2014 08:51 am
    Gyan say the truth why u as a captain allowing Muntari to smoke shiisha in dining hall
  • kuukuphilly says:
    June 30, 2014 08:55 am
    He will be slapped if he dares open his mouth...
  • awass says:
    June 30, 2014 09:29 am
    U tink azza is a fool.everybody n how he had his infant n basic training at home.each one 4 himself oooo
  • Benny says:
    June 30, 2014 10:00 am
    Just saying sorry and pocketing 100k minus 17k you pay to the Brazilian government as tax at the expense of Ghana.Give the money to charity Gyan,that is a better way to say sorry.
  • A concerned citizen says:
    June 30, 2014 10:31 am
    All this happened because of your mediocrity Coach .AA coach who sees his play maker as the best no.3...bench warmer as his no.1 goalkeeper...rough player as his best no.6..Why opposite directions???
  • Tanko says:
    June 30, 2014 11:35 am
    Gyan: you don't have to apologize and all you have to do is to be like your predecessor in the person TORNADO-APPIAH. He supported all player coleagues, and let you play the missed penalty against Uruguay. He doesn't have to render no apologies to anyone and has his head high up. We all saw the squabbles that you had before that fateful penalty you blew! Now, team up with the entire team to fix the rot in Ghana football else you era as captain is soiled and marred with controversies. It's true that you played your heart and played well for Ghana but that wasn't the only thing we expected from you as the captain of the team. At least you people should have reached the quarter final mark in Brazil too.
  • Bostonman redsox says:
    June 30, 2014 11:45 am
    Gyan being gfa and appiah's puppet will always go against the players to remain the captain. Another spineless corrupt idiot from gomua village. Foolishness at the highest level of governance. Done with BS. Go team usa.
  • Edem says:
    June 30, 2014 12:50 pm
    I can not hate on people's hustle to get theirs(cash), but this world cup appearance for the blackstars gives a black eye to the whole country. The Greeks want their appearance fee and bonus for making history (into round of 16) to go towards a sports complex for future generations of footballers for their nation, while we squabble over where is the cash. Flying money to play the tournament before they finish the rounds due to infighting is a shame. If the players focused on winning and defending as a unit, perhaps they would enjoy the tournament like a small country like Costa Rica. I am not frustrated at a single player or coach, i blame the collective. But I am certain this is KPB last appearance with Ghana since the guy doesn't play in the AFCON anyways, he is a mercenary for hire. There will be younger, hungrier players who will take his place in 4 years, the same for Muntari. I don't really care who is at fault, everyone is to blame. Had they stayed focused they would have enjoyed the spoils of making it back to the quarters as they could have handled Belgium.
  • Pekay says:
    June 30, 2014 06:08 pm
    the problem with the African player against western part in a tournament is how the Africans their are always unable to utilize opportunities and chances. African players must really learn.that is the only major problem they have. to achieve is to take chances. shame poor performance all the African countries.
  • Pekay says:
    June 30, 2014 06:16 pm
    black stars were in for the dollar not the cup, they knew they can not reach it. they needed the money for night clubs and red light. how can you pay players $100,000.00 in a tournament that their best was a draw. shame to the GFA.
  • Pekay says:
    June 30, 2014 06:20 pm
    next time we will send the black queens not the black stars anyway kwesi appiah has done. at-least he hard one point